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Hands-on, Culturally-Relevant Projects Help Engage Native Americans in Engineering

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Culturally relevant, research-based, hands-on teaching and learning had the greatest impact on recruiting and retaining Native American engineering students. Those are some of the lessons learn through NSF’s Pre- Engineering Education...
28-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Plant Scientists Identify Aphid-Destroying Wasps in Cup Plants

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A photo of a cup plant teaming with insects led a better understanding of the biology of Acanthocaudus wasps which inject their eggs into aphids that eat the plant. The adult wasps burst out of the aphids like an alien movie.
19-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Perceived Value of College Education Differs by Generation

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Whether people view a college education as an opportunity to increase their earning power or a means of improving social connections varies based on their age, according to a 2014 survey of 1,000 adults, ages 18 to 54, who have student loans.
12-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Large, High-Intensity Forest Fires Will Increase

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Wildfire experts predict that by 2041, there will be four large, high-intensity forest fires for every three that occur now, with the number of days when conditions are conducive to fires increasing.
7-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Corn, Milk Proteins Make Medicine Easier to Swallow

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It’s all about the layers! Encapsulating a drug in corn protein nanoparticles and then covering with them milk protein can make children’s medications better tasting and safer.
10-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lab Specializes in Analyzing Brittle Portion of Polar Ice Cores

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Tiny air bubbles compressed within a polar ice core make some sections brittle to the touch, but one ice core lab knows how to handle this delicate part of the chemical analysis, thus making the dating of the entire ice core possible.
2-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Undergraduates to Explore Precision Livestock Production

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College freshmen and sophomores interested in agriculture can learn about precision livestock production through a new training program aimed at recruiting minority students to the field.
24-Jan-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Blood Flow Modeling Sparks Passion for Biomedical Engineering

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Modeling blood flow through a stent graft put graduate student John Asiruwa on the path to a career in biomedical engineering, doing work that “can be life changing for patients.”
16-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Turkey Referendum: Parliamentary System Eroded Through Fraudulent Elections

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20-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Ag, Science Teachers to Integrate Research Into Curriculums

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Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.
4-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

U.S. Abandoning TPP, Opportunity for China

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27-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST

Looking at Dakota Access pipeline from American Indian perspective

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28-Nov-2016 1:15 PM EST

Veterinarian Available to Comment on Coping with Avian Influenza for Europeans

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15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST

Palm Oil Plantations Devastating to Tropical Peat Swamp Forests

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6-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Extension of Emergency Rule, a Threat to Democracy in Turkey

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4-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Ramping Up Nutritional Levels of Oat Varieties

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Scientists and consumers recognize the cholesterol-lowering power of oats, but what few know is that most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada. To increase oats production in the Midwest, researchers are developing methods to...
15-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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